North Carolina Public Charter School Accelerator

Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina’s unique charter school accelerator program aims to start high quality charter schools in underserved communities and counties across the state of North Carolina. If you are an education leader looking to start a public charter school, we can help!

Backed by national and state supporters, the North Carolina Public Charter School Accelerator program can provide you with the necessary training and support you will need to successfully apply for and run your own charter school.

What is the North Carolina Public Charter School Accelerator?

The North Carolina Public Charter School Accelerator was launched by Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina (PEFNC) in 2012 to equip education leaders with tools to design effective educational programs and strengthen community partnerships in order to start and sustain high quality public charter schools in rural communities. With low student performance and a limited number of public charters in these areas, the N.C. Accelerator aims to increase the number of high quality educational options while also serving as an economic development tool.

Benefits to educators

This unprecedented opportunity will offer a select number of educators a dynamic experience, including:

  • Access to best-in-class education thought leaders and practitioners
  • Visibility in media and among state policy/decision makers
  • Validation by one of the state’s top education reform organizations
  • Peer network of support
  • Strong support/seasoned reading team to help refine application

See what our 2012-2013 Accelerator participants have to say in the video below!

Having a strong pipeline of quality charter schools in North Carolina’s underserved communities and being led by education leaders who are supported by a comprehensive network of resources, knowledge, and experience is key to student success.

To be part of this unique opportunity, please fill out the application form by clicking on the Apply Now button below and then proceed to Log in/ Register located at the top of the page.

Entry into this highly selective program will be limited to ten participants for the 2013-14 cohort.  Applicants will go through a screening process and, if selected, will be invited for an interview with PEFNC and Accelerator staff.

If you have questions, please contact Accelerator Program Director Camesha Jones by clicking here. We look forward to hearing from you!